I recieved an email about the ban and anyone traveling there should be aware. If you have one of the breeds on the ban they will be taken away.I have it on my email and can forward it but i dont know how to post it. THe emailer said post the email so more ppl will know about it.
If you are planning onvacationing in Canadaand taking your dog – PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED
Please send this brochure to everyone you know around the world, and ask themto send it to everyone they know, with instructions to keep forwarding it.Tourists with dogs will not be aware of the Bill's harsh provisions and mayhave their dogs seized. Please use your very best efforts to make sure theworld knows about Bill 132.
If you take your dog into Ontario while on a vacation, you will need to verify that your dog is not one of the breeds or one that resembles one of the breeds on the banned list. The ban includes the following: Pit Bull Terrier; American Pit Bull Terrier; American Staffordshire Terrier; Staffordshire Bull Terrier; any dog that is a member of a class of dogs that have an appearance and physical characteristics that are substantially similar to dogs listed above. Tourists travelling with companion animals that fall into one of the categories listed may have their pet seized and euthanized, or sold to a research laboratory. If your pet is seized and you wish to challenge the seizure in court, you will be responsible for all kennelling costs for your dog and hotel costs for you. You will also need legal assistance. If your dog does not fall into one of the categories but is alleged to be one of the banned breeds, you will have to prove that your pet is not one of the banned breeds. ONTARIO Don’t discover it … the hard way Tourists will not be warned or notified of the ban on breeds. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse and under the legislation that has been passed, anyone challenging in court will likely fail and subsequently lose their pet dog. Ontario may not be a dog-friendly tourist destination but Canada does offer beautiful vacation spots where people and their pet dogs are welcome, see list on the next page. Please note that in all of the provinces, some municipalities have breed specific legislation. It is strongly recommended that a tourist carefully check municipal bylaws for each destination on their route to ensure there is no worry of losing a beloved pet dog. Alberta http://www1.travelalberta.com/ British Columbia www.britishcolumbia.com/ Manitoba www.travelmanitoba.com/ Newfoundland and Labrador www.gov.nf.ca/tourism/ New Brunswick www.tourismenouveau-brunswick.ca/ Northwest Territories www.nwt.worldweb.com/ Nunavut www.nunavuttourism.com/ Prince Edward Island http://www.gov.pe.ca/ Quebec www.bonjourquebec.com/ Saskatchewan www.sasktourism.com/ Yukon www.tirc.gov.yk.ca/
Please note that in all of the provinces, some municipalities have breed specific legislation. It is strongly recommended that a tourist carefully check municipal bylaws for each destination on their route to ensure there is no worry of losing a beloved pet dog.
I live in Canada, BC and as far as i know it's just ontario. because i haven't heard anything about any of the mentioned breeds being banned here. and i think that me, being an APBT owner, would know that.......i think? anyways, i checked the site posted above, and wasn't able to find anything about breeds bannings, so if anyone else finds it, could you possibly let me know, thanks a bunch!
I live in Toronto, Ontario. I am not sure what is happening with the dogs that people here own. I am pretty sure the law is against aquiring a pit bull so they should not be taking dogs away from people. someone who lives on my street has a pit bull mix and I think he will be fine. There are however dozens of pit bulls in shelters here and I dont know what their fait will be.
here is the rest of the info of the document ziggy sent me.
Contact The Honourable Jim Bradley Minister, Tourism and Recreation 9th Floor, 900 Bay Street Toronto ON M7A 2E1 Tel: 1. 416.326.9326 TTY: 1.416.325.5807 Toll free in Ontario: 1.866.700.0040 General_Info@mtr.gov.on.ca
Subject: Saints on Dangerous Dog List!!!!!!!!!!!! Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2005 17:57:09 -0600 From: Joan Zielinski <Joan@STOANS.COM> Reply-To: Joan Zielinski <Joan@STOANS.COM> To: SAINT_BERNARD-L@APPLE.EASE.LSOFT.COM
Please cross post everywhere! > Charlotte McGowan, NAIA Trust, Legislative Liaison, PCA, ASSA > > http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=2439 > BSL Introduced in Illinois a Second Time! > [Thursday, March 03, 2005] > Less than one week after concerned dog owners successfully convinced > Illinois legislators to oppose an ineffective breed-specific bill, an even > more onerous measure was introduced in the Senate. SB1790, sponsored by > Sen. > Martin Sandoval, would automatically deem the following breeds dangerous > dogs, regardless of any prior aggressive behavior: a.. "Pit bull"b.. Rottweiler c.. German Shepherd d.. Siberian Husky > e.. Alaskan Malamute f.. Doberman Pinscher g.. Chow Chow h.. Great > Dane > i.. St. Bernard j.. Akita > Owners will be required to: > a.. Spay or neuter their dogs. There is no exemption for those who > participate in conformation dog shows or other events. > b.. License their animals with the state for a yet-to-be-determined > amount. > c.. Affix an orange dangerous dog tag to animals' collars. > d.. Obtain "canine liability insurance" through a program to be > developed by the Division of Insurance. > > The American Kennel Club strongly opposes legislation that targets > specific breeds of dogs. Instead, we support reasonable, enforceable > dangerous dog regulations designed to protect both people and their pets. > Points to Consider: > a.. Breed-specific laws are not the best way to protect communities. > An owner intent on using his or her dogs for malicious purposes will > simply > be able to switch to another type of dog and continue to jeopardize public > safety. The list of regulated breeds or types could grow every year > without > ever addressing responsible dog ownership. Deeds, not breeds, should be > addressed. > b.. Breed-specific laws are hard to enforce. Breed identification > requires expert knowledge of the individual breeds, placing great burden > on > local officials. > c.. Breed-specific laws are unfair to responsible owners. > d.. Breed-specific laws increase costs for the community. Shelter > costs for the community could rise as citizens abandon targeted breeds, > and > adoptable dogs of the targeted breeds would be euthanized at the shelter. > e.. In some instances, breed-specific laws have been overturned on > constitutional grounds. Because proper identification of what dogs would > be > included is difficult or impossible, the law may be deemed > unconstitutionally vague. It may also be found to involve the taking of > property without due process. > f.. Strongly enforced animal control laws (such as leash laws), > generic guidelines on dealing with dangerous dogs and increased public > education efforts to promote responsible dog ownership are all better ways > to protect communities from dangerous animals. > g.. Since dogs must be unaltered to participate in conformation dog > show and other performance events, many responsible dog owners will be > forced to give up a sport that both they and their canine companions > enjoy. > h.. Breed-specific legislation is opposed by the AKC, the American > Veterinary Medical Association, the National Animal Interest Alliance, > National Animal Control Association, the ASPCA, and a host of national > animal welfare organizations that have studied the issue and recognize > that > targeting breeds simply does not work. > > What You Can Do: > > a.. SB1790 has been referred to the Senate Committee on > Agriculture. > Please contact the Members and ask them to oppose the bill! > > Committee Members > Chairperson : John M. Sulivan (217) 782-2479 > Vice-Chairperson : Arthur J. Wilhelmi (217) 782-8800 > Member: Deanna Demuzio (217) 782-8206 > Member: Gary Forby (217) 782-5509 > Member: Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson (217) 782-7419 > Minority Spokesperson : Gary G. Dahl (217) 782-3840 > Member: John O. Jones 217) 782-0471 > Member: David Luechtefeld (217) 782-8137 > Member: Richard J. Winkel Jr. (217) 782-2507 > b.. Contact the bill sponsor to express your opposition to SB1790: > Sen. Martin Sandoval > 118 Capitol Building > Springfield, IL 62706 > (217) 782-5304 > > For more information, contact: > Illinois Dog Clubs and Breeders Association > Lotzadots101@aol.com
The repercussions from this are absolutely terrifying. Soon because of a few misinformed people we will not be able to own any dog bigger than knee height. It doesn't matter a lick whether or not we are able to prove any amount of prior responsible behavior. Is your breed next?
***Edited By: TJRuff on 3/4/2005 6:27:02 PM*** Reason: more info.
exactly, TJ. that is the frightening thing about BSL. this affects ALL dog owner's, whether you have a Chi or a Dane, IMO. this in not the way to deal with the problem. and who suffers? the dogs, once again. i don't even want to think of the people who will take it into their own hands to "dispose" of their outlawed breed.
I just want to note, be careful about what emails you get and what you believe. It's best to check the source and go back to the main site of whatever organization it claims to be to be sure it's not some sort of virus or scam. I just recently got one from the FBI that was a virus, luckily I checked the fbi.gov site first and saw the note on the page it was a scam.